The Giver

The Giver
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  • “Jonas had casually picked up an apple from the basket where the snacks were kept, and had thrown it to his friend...But suddenly Jonas had noticed...the apple had changed. Just for an instant. (Lowry 23-24).”
  • “Flesh was many different colors. That was before we went to Sameness. Today all flesh is the same. (Lowry, 94).”
  • “We relinquished color when we relinquished sunshine and did away with differences. (Lowry, 95).”
  • We relinquished color when we relinquished sunshine and did away with differences.
  • While Jonas and his friend Asher play catch with an apple, Jonas sees something change about this apple. He doesn't know what it was. This is Jonas's first account of seeing color, or "seeing beyond". Little does Jonas know, this gift would soon carry into his training as the Receiver of Memory.
  • “I was just thinking: what if we could hold up things that were bright red or bright yellow, and he could choose? Instead of the Sameness?” And The Giver answered, “He might make wrong choices. (Lowry 98).”
  • He might make the wrong choices.
  • The Giver explains to Jonas that people had different skin colors than one another before their utopia adopted Sameness. Since his community sheltered him from this past, Jonas is surprised to find this out.
  • “He could see through window that it was...snowing. There were colored lights...twinkling from a tree which was...inside the room….were packages wrapped in brightly colored paper and tied with gleaming ribbons. (Lowry 123).”
  • Jonas learns that when his community accepted Sameness, color disappeared with all differences. With differences left sunshine and happiness that they would never experience.
  • “‘Plane! Plane!’ Gabriel called…..it was not a plane at all. Though he had never seen one before, he identified it from his fading memories, for The Giver had given them to him often. It was a bird. (Lowry 172).”
  • Jonas is imagining a world he'd like to live in. A world where citizens had the freedom to choose. However, The Giver weighs in, explaining to Jonas the reasoning behind Sameness. A world with choice comes a world with conflict and decision making.
  • I was just thinking: what if we could hold up things that were bright red or bright yellow, and he could choose? Instead of the Sameness?
  • “He could see through window that it was...snowing. There were colored lights: red and green and yellow, twinkling from a tree which was, oddly, inside the room….on the floor there were packages wrapped in brightly colored paper and tied with gleaming ribbons." Jonas is introduced to Christmas. Holidays are not a familiar concept to Jonas, especially involving religion, since their community does not value it.
  • Since Gabriel has never been exposed to a diverse species, he could not discriminate a bird from a plane.
  • Plane! Plane!
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